Pollokshields Heritage History

Virtual Pollokshields

The three Heritage Trails publications when launched in 2012 will add a rich resource to our heritage collection of information and materials. We also continue to gather existing valuable archive materials including:

  • original 100 page Retrospective of Cartha Athletic Club from 1905 kindly donated by local resident and past president of the club Alan Irons; Alan has CD-ROM copies of the document—for details please contact editor@pollokshieldsheritage.org
  • over 200 photographs of the GCT Tramcars passing through Pollokshields taken by Hamish Stevenson and his father James, one time residents of Pollokshields, kindly lent to us to scan. The example on the front page of this newsletter shows Shields Road in 2011 with a 1958 photograph of the same view superimposed. The first set of these is now online here.
  • catalogued list of 368 items of Pollokshields’ related materials held in the Glasgow Museum Resource Centre at Nitshill for us to follow up on

Over the next few months lots of these will be digitised and added to the website for our Virtual Pollokshields collection. As ever, if you have any archive materials that would be of interest, please email us at: webmaster@pollokshieldsheritage.org